What Happened on January 31, 1983

Historical Events

  • In an effort to reduce driving deaths, a new law in UK requires drivers and front-seat passengers to wear seatbelts

Famous Birthdays

  • James Sutton, British television actor, born in Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
  • Tom Vangeneugden, Belgian swimmer, born in Overpelt, Belgium
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Lorraine Ellison, American soul singer ("Stay with Me"; "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)"), and songwriter, dies of ovarian cancer at 51
1983 Highlights

About January 31, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Africa - Toto
  • UK #1 Song: Down Under - Men At Work